Body of US student found in Tiber River

2016-07-05 07:12
(AP)

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Rome - The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived in Italy on an exchange programme was found in the Tiber River on Monday.

John Cabot University confirmed that the body was that of 19-year-old Beau Solomon, who was last seen by his friends in the early hours of Friday morning.

"We express our most heartfelt condolences to the Solomon family and to all those who loved Beau," said a statement from the Rome-based English-language university.

Solomon had just completed his first year as a personal finance major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

An earlier statement from the university said it was "alerted by his roommate, who reported that he had lost contact with Beau and was worried when he did not see Beau at orientation"on Friday morning.

Solomon's family said his credit cards were been used after he disappeared.

Solomon's family was in Italy and John Cabot University was in contact with Italian authorities, the US Embassy and his US college, said its President Franco Pavoncello.

Without citing sources or names, the Italian news agency ANSA said two people claimed to have seen a man throw a person into the Tiber the night Solomon disappeared.

An older brother, Jake Solomon, described his brother as an athlete who successfully battled cancer for years as a child. He said his parents, Nick and Jodi Solomon, had travelled to Rome.


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